Seasoned cycle tourist looking for one other adventurous traveler (M/F 40+) to join him on a three-week trip in France. Train from Paris to Orleans, then cyling along the Loire and into Brittany and Normandy.
Dates: dates: July 21-August 18 (July 24-August 16 in France). Flying from Missoula, MT to Philadelphia then on to Paris on British Airways. Two nights in the Philly area and one or three total nights in Paris.
Prior cycle touring experience preferred but not necessary. Stamina, flexibility, a sense of humor and a sociable nature - definitely. French-speaking - a plus.
600-700 miles of biking and 40 miles a day average along gentle to moderately difficult coastal terrain. One or two rest days a week. Planning to take the train from Paris to Orleans and Caen to Paris. Overnights in chambre d'hotes (B&Bs) and small, family-run hotels.
Replies with a little about yourself, your cycle touring experience and what interests you about this trip appreciated.